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Al Jazeera America
Dec 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy with a look at today's top stories. in beirut a car bomb has killed lebanon's finance adviser and he had also been lebanon's ambassador to the u.s. he was an outspoken critic of syria and hezbollah. >>> there was heavy fighting across the country. three people were killed and 250 have been arrested. the clashes come days after the interim government declared the muslim brotherhood a terrorist organization. >>> a federal judge in new york city has ruled that the national security agency's bulk collection of telephone records is legal. the ruling comes juster after a week when the program violates the u.s. constitution. >>> connecticut state police have released thousands of documents relate together mass shooting at sandy hook elementary. 26 people were killed, including 20 children. >>> the u.s. and japan have settled their dispute over a marine base in okinawa. they'll move the base to a remote part of the island. you can always head to our website at >> america's cities are a mixed bag. som
Dec 1, 2013 1:30pm PST
compassionate city. and i think our police department has been compassionate. i think our fire department has been compassionate. but also we have to make sure that we are really aggressively making sure that folks are not breaking the law in terms of selling drugs, in terms of using drugs, in terms of just the kinds of things that happen when you break the law. i mean, people who are hanging out, they're just hanging out. there is a.m. nothing wrong with hanging out. i hung out a lot. kids hang out. young people hang out. homeless people hang out. the question is when someone makes it, you know, more than just hanging out and it messes it up for everyone else. so, we have to make sure as a city that we deal with those things appropriately, but we also offer alternatives so that we're not just pushing the homeless issue from one place to the next. but we're actually making sure we're taking care of people and offering them alternatives. so, it's going to be a challenging issue and an ongoing issue and one that i'm committed to working with the mayor's office to help address and manage. >> wha
Al Jazeera America
Dec 28, 2013 11:30am EST
>> america's cities are a mixed bag. some are thriving. some are sinking. one thing they have in common is this: when they get into trouble they can't look to the state house or capitol hill for help. running cities in the time of austerity. that's the inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. for many american cities the big municipalities for the core of the metropolitan areas it was a rough half century. from the 1950s on many of them watched as people, investment, infrastructure, corporate headquarters all fled to the suburbs or newly zooming cities in the sun belt. the government propped up sagging cities with programs, housing support, transit and educational funding all kinds of taxpayer funded support. as the axis swung to the suburbs resentment of the cities grew and they tumbled into decay and decline. since then many places have started to grow again. many suburbs have long since gun to have the same problems as their urban neighbors. even as economic growth has been uneven, sporadic, many cities are healthier financially than their states, healthier than their federa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's stories. an opportunity was shot a--a student was shot at west orange high school in orlando. the orange county sheriff department confirms the 15-year-old victim is being streeted and is in stable condition. >>> meanwhile a 17-year-old suspect has been identified and is in custody. we'll bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> recordings of the 911 calls from sandy hook elementary school, it reveals a mixture of panicalmness. al jazeera will not play those recordings. >>> around 29,000 people signed up for health insurance on sunday and monday. a figure that surpasses the total for the whole month of october. and president obama said the income ga gap between rich and r americans is widening, and jeopardizing the middle class. notic"inside story" is next. >> detroit prepares to navigate the road ahead in bankruptcy. but it's hardly alone in its efforts to solve the burden of runaway debt. i'm ray suarez. bankruptcy lessons learn and the real impact on people's lives
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:30am EST
the city is shrinking and broke. to solve its financial crisis detroit will have to cut city workers pensions. illinois just pass emergency legislation to tackle $100 billion shortfall in its pension obligations. that's huge money and people will pay the price. on this edition of inside story we'll look at the trade-offs and solutions when balance sheets teeter to the brink of disaster, and we start in detroit. >> let me just say that the judge has spoken, and i do think it's a tough day for all of us here in detroit [♪ music ] >> once the nation's fourth largest city, the heart of the auto industry and the soul of american music today's detroit is a portrait of urban decay and facing a water shed moment. it is the largest municipality in u.s. history to file for bankruptcy. a federal judge ruled the city is not only insolvent but in a decisive verdict declared that pensions will be included on the chopping block. dave bing is the outgoing mayor. >> the only way we stayed alive, quite frankly, is through cuts. we cut everything that we could. unless there is more investment coming
Dec 21, 2013 9:00am PST
discrimination in practices and recognize that history no longer had a place in our city acknowledging that millions of dollars that we spent for services could be a tool to help disadvantaged minorities to increase businesses. chapter 14b now helps all of our businesses in cost operating and it's hoped to level the playing field as city and local businesses compete outdz outside of san francisco. we know when this law has worked our city's contract practices can keep tax dollars here in the city which will do most good for our residents. we know when 14b works we know that san francisco is doing all we can to end discrimination and to ensure that we are not contracting with businesses that discriminate. the hearing that i'm calling for will help us chart a progress in full filling our cities policy on discrimination and we hope in the light of legal adjustment to better award and administer a contract that is better and fair and effective to provide equal opportunities. as san franciscans we all must do a better job and i like -- look forward to working with. you my third item is an
Dec 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
who have used the ellis act to evict tenants and those most vulnerable of our city. given the fact that we do not have time to wait for ellis act evictions to take place before establishing more local control that we need do everything we can to stem the tie of speculative evictions. this calls for our may and -- mayor and board of supervisors to restrict ellis act evictions to restrain the ellis act evictions and disrupting our efforts to grow according to our general plan and our neighborhood plans. so colleagues, we ask for your support with this resolution to support changes within our state legislature to return more local control to our local municipalities to stop speculative ellis act evictions. second item i have is to request a hearing in early next year in chapter 14b of the administrative code t local business enterprise. this is timing for several reasons. early this year, our mayor by order removed the act by rights provisions from office under the administrator. yesterday the contract monitoring division issued and annual report on the past fiscal year. this is a fi
Dec 26, 2013 8:00pm PST
over the ellis act to prevent abuse and no fault evictions. we all note that the city has seen significant job growth and unemployment growth in the past few years since our unemployment rate has declined from 10 percent to 5 percent. while our population has increased we have seen an increased demand for housing. the ellis act has allowed 6,000 units to be withdrawn from our rental market. the ellis act has been used by new owners who purchase the building of evoking the ellis act for their own reasons. we have seen trends where they are buying the rental units and then changing them. we also know that speculators who have used the ellis act to evict tenants and those most vulnerable of our city. given the fact that we do not have time to wait for ellis act evictions to take place before establishing more local control that we need do everything we can to stem the tie of speculative evictions. this calls for our may and -- mayor and board of supervisors to restrict ellis act evictions to restrain the ellis act evictions and disrupting our efforts to grow according to our ge
Dec 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
the renters be used to the landlords. maybe this is a question to the city attorney. i'm just curious if that's been discussed or not? president david chiu: supervisor campos for the city attorney. speaker: i don't know if the city attorney would like to chime in. what i would say supervisor yee is that i think this is a tool, but let me say this, that as supervisor march indicated, -- we believe the forum can deal with these issues. it's not a one-sided situation. nothing will happen if a frivolous case is presented and the facts don't really support and allegation of harassment. the other side that is opportunity to submit their open perspective and their own evidences as to what actually happened. does it mean that it's possible that someone is going to bring a frivolous claim, that's always a possibility. that's a possibility in superior court as well. but the point here is that we want to provide an opportunity to be legitimate concerns brought forward. if the concern is not legitimate then the administrative law judge will be able to let the rent board know that. so, i
Dec 26, 2013 3:00am PST
comments? our deputy city attorney. speaker: because supervisor yee directed to me the question as well. this is what the board, what complaints the tenants might file is hard for us to fore see as a legal question. it's more of a policy question for the board. president david chiu: thank you supervisor campos for answering the question. president david chiu: colleagues, any additional discussion. roll call on the item. speaker: the clerk: item 41, supervisor chiu, aye, cohen, aye, ferrel, aye, kim aye, supervisor mar, aye, tang, aye, supervisor wiener aye, yee, aye, supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor breed, aye, supervisor campos, aye, there are 11 ayes. president david chiu: the ordinance is passed. call items 42-44. speaker: they were recommended with the same title. item 42: 42.131149[adding the name "donaldina cameron alley" to old chinatown lane]sponsors: chiu; marresolution adding the name "donaldina cameron alley" to old chinatown lane in recognition of donaldina cameron and her many contributions to san francisco1234, item 43: 43.131150[adding the name "harold 'bud' moo
Dec 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
of the environment, and office of public finance to enable city residents to finance the costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy capital improvements; and to take such other actions necessary therefor. ~ improvements. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu. colleagues, today we're here to vote on a resolution i co-sponsored along with mayor ed lee urging for the revitalization for finance of green finance sf and ask as a board we support the departments of the environment and the office of public finance to take the appropriate steps to get green finance sf up and running again. i want to thank my co-sponsors, supervisor wiener, supervisor tang, supervisor mar, supervisor kim, supervisor chiu, supervisor yee and supervisor cohen, and particularly want to thank supervisor mar for his early leadership on this issue when the program was put forward a number of years ago and ultimately stalled. so, this year after nearly six months of groundwork various stakeholders of the environment and finance and labor communities, on november 26, mayor lee and i held a press conference to anno
Dec 28, 2013 9:00am PST
them find meaningful careers that can keep them in their families here in our city. we're going to continue working with [speaker not understood] that ensures local residents are working with local contractsers on local projects so we keep monday and i work flowing inside of san francisco and continue to boost our local economy. i am particularly want to thank pat and josh for their strong work on this work force component perspective. and despite the federal housing finance agency's concerns, we are confident that san francisco's program now can move forward. again, we've seen other jurisdictions do this throughout the state of california. and because the fhfa concerns are doing all we can as a city to protect our owners and give them the comfort and certainty they need to participate in this program. governor brown recently passed in his budget a reserve fund for pace programs in the state of california that will address the fhfa's concerns and ensure that fannie mae and freddie mack will noting negatively impacted by these programs. san francisco will be participating in the
Dec 1, 2013 6:00am PST
through economics but culture and every aspect of the cities life (clapping) >> (speaking spanish.) >> >> (speaking spanish.) >> (clapping). >> more many years we've seen latino impact san francisco for so many ways. we've seen san francisco grow and it's amazing celebrations alongside with impacting policies with the city of san francisco. this year once again, we're honoring young people and showing the excellence on and he impact our lives and families. this year we've identified many community based organizations and have highlighted a pitcher with the san francisco school district to highlight the services we have here in san francisco >> (speaking spanish.) >> >> (speaking spanish.) >> >> (speaking spanish.) >> >> (speaking spanish.) >> >> (speaking spanish.) >> we would like to thank all the parents and the community members and the dignitaries that are celebrated the lives of young people here, no san francisco. >> (speaking spanish.) >> (clapping). >> and now it's my honor to introduce a special guest our mayor edwin lee. he's worked horde or hard to
Dec 22, 2013 6:00am PST
quote . >> the word has become fresh. choir even helped open the 2002 winter olympic games in salt lake city. members must be able to read music and pass intensive vocals and written tests. >> like singing in church where people say you put on a good program. >> and there's a mandatory retirement. 20 years with the choir or 60 years of age whichever comes first. this year is joanne's last christmas concert. >> it is difficult for some people to leave the choir because it is such an amazing experience. but it's been such a blessing in my life that i am just grateful
Dec 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the mayor's transportation, 2030, task force, where the co-chairs, and deputy city, and director spur, presented the mayor with the task force final report. commissioners weiner and chiu were also in attendance. as highlighted and to the presentation of this body last month, the recommendations include, a three billion program, focusing primarily on transit and roadway state of good repair and the smaller amounts such as the city's pedestrian and bike strategies and growth, such as the new muni vehicles. the funding improvement and the task force recommendations include, two general application bonds, one billion dollars and an increase in the vehicle license fee of 1.35 percent, and an increase of a half cent to the sales tax measures targeted for the 2014 and 2016 ballots. while recognizing the significant transportation needs, it exists and the potential of the proposed measure to make read strides towards addressing those needs, last month and myself included called for insurancing a more ininclusive and transparent approach to the proposed investment program. >> proposed a framew
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
there will be no general fund impact from this action. we're very closely coordinating with the city's office of public finance which is part of our team helping to prepare the bond documents and we have been grateful for their help so i am happy to answer any questions. >> thank you very much. any questions? okay. we have no budget analyst report so we will move to public comment. anyone wish to comment? seeing none public comment is closed. can i have a motion to move this forward with recommendation. >> so moved. >> and we can take that without opposition. madam clerk can you go back and call item eight please. >> item eight is release of reserve founds in the adult probation department in the amount of amount eight for the sex offender containment model. >> thank you for being here. >> good morning supervisor farrell supervisor mar. i am the chief deputy of the probation department and behalf of chief wendy still and planned to attend the hearing but she is testifying in the courts building. the adult probation department urges this committee to approve the comprehensive budget and legisla
Dec 16, 2013 3:30pm PST
innovative projects like this and others in our city. we also need to continue to work with the public utilities commission to honor the super majority of this board to move forward with clean power sf while still exploring other important projects like this as well, but i'm proud to be a co-sponsor of this. >> colleague, any further discussion? >> president chiu, just real quick again. thank you for reminding me to thank mr. chin from the department of the environment. he's played an integral role. also make sure i don't forget nadia from our office of public finance and her entire team as well. >> okay, colleagues, unless there is additional discussion, can we take this item same house same call? without objection this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> item 27. >> item 27 is a resolution authorizing the office of community investment and infrastructure, operating as the successor agency to the redevelopment agency, to issue and expend bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $70,000,000 for the purpose of financing a portion of enforceable obligations in the mission bay s
Dec 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
back. this is definitely going to be some economic benefits >> to what degree do you feel the city should subsidize the team. >> well, if one of the game plans is for them to be at pier thirty and 32 i believe which is not very fundamental right now we're not generating anything from those piers. if they were to build there we would then provide some savings for them going down the road. to offset the cost of the rental. is that subsidies you could call that subsidies but what would you have any revenues. one has to be carefully what talking about that and a we've out of time but are there any issues that i want to talk about or any issues you want to concentrate as supervisor and a well, my concentration is on pedestrian safety. i'm hoping i can take the process on developing district 7 into the citywide process and again anywhere i can help with small businesses because i know their the driving engine in san francisco >> great we'll be looking forward to seeing what happens. well, we're out of time thank you for meeting our district supervisor >> thank you. >> watch for the n
Dec 8, 2013 10:30pm PST
>> okaypasses. >> i'm city deputy attorney the committee and make any decisions during the brief closed session and, in fact, the member of the room didn't leave the room a member of the public wanted to make public comment and didn't understand that the public comment was closes so they want to reopen public comment before going back into closed session. >> did he need to officially reopen closed session or resend the vote. we're going to a reopen the public comment on items 9 through 11 any public comment you have two minutes >> good afternoon committee members i'm john and i'm with the organization of african union the commission president. my topic is about boyd temples ministry arrival departure reports. chapter 18 from la invites and the lord said to moses i'm the lord your god. after the egypt incident you shall not do and neither shall you walk in their ordinances you shall do my scombrments and the lord your god you shall expel my statutes and judgments if a man did he shall live in them. none of you shall approach any of your kin to discover the nakedness of our father or mother she
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
think, that we respect the fact that the emergency manager has the key to the city at this point in time. my relationship with kevin has been positive from the beginning, you know, we don't agree on everything, but at the same token we do it in a very respectful way. i know there are a lot of people that are upset, that are concerned about their futures, but we are now starting from square one. there are going to be a lot of negotiations yet to come. there's going to be a lot of push and pull. i don't think we have a final determination as to what all of the elements are going to be to get us through this process, but it's a process that i think we need to take a lot of care, because there is going to be pain for a lot of different people, but in the long run, i think the future of the city will be bright. there are a lot of positive things that are now happening. there are things that are in queue that will happen in 2014 and once again we all need to get into the same boat, pull together, as tough as it is going to be, it's important for the future of the city that we get this behind u
Dec 25, 2013 11:00am PST
and the side that san francisco needs to be a bike friendly city but when you look at the funding it's neglected and when you look at it it's half of what is needed and after the deaths of emily and others i along with other bicycle advocates and others felt pissed off there's not enough work done to make our streets safer or even to follow up after deaths happen and i think this hearing is coming out of much of that intense frustrations and also being pissed off as well. i have been looking at different studies from five years ago from mayor newsom's administration to other bike strategy proposals by the mta and even surveys by the san francisco county transportation authority that show that 2/3 of the city want significant increases in bike funding and 1/2 of those surveyed by the transportation authority want aggressive increases in funding so we're here today kind of thinking about the demands from not only bicycling advocates but the vast majority of the people in the city as well and we are looking at this report that compares us to other cities and if we like to think of ours
Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
in the city it would an easy city. let me add another aspect back in 1978 in addition to all the things that happened in 1978 we had to start the rent strike in china town. and it was the instructional of those resident most of whom were of chinese-american descendent wanted equality they wanted their how did to happen in the city that happened in so things were difficult. what awe rods what the instructional and particularly the leadership of mukdz and supervisor milk was the beginning of combraidz and understanding diversity. let me put it simple to you at this point. i don't think i would be standing in front of you all as the mayor of san francisco but for the leadership of supervisor harvey milk and moscone. that's how significant i side their contribution here and i make that personal point because they were such leaders of diversity it was hard at that discuss it the make up of the board of supervisors of all the other elected positions the struggles in our our community across town whether japan down or china town everything was struggling how to get their viewpoint and recommen
Dec 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
. but this small city in the world. well so we like to thank the uk so difficult to play for teams at stand off ended the half with three or your culture on a summer program of the bands are really beginning to catch him what are you hoping to get there and they're not open to presumptive to the states city of derry doesn't like that festival takes to the streets the city runs into trouble for a run on the set by britain's largest ballet companies the challenges of the city market and mi six and sold to the east the hearts of course this hideous plastic only one of the records they can finish it all started with him was unstoppable walls then the fourth of thirteen outings of abingdon square oh but for that surprise in the fridge was full of toys into the stock to fit into the streets. the tone of the bottle says he has told me that it causes chris late momentum and across the northwest dependence on the wedding dances into the streets for two reasons firstly for me as constantinople on hospice and secondly to correct the record for having the most i ever have one place that seems high. well th
Dec 9, 2013 8:30am PST
, the only material written communications we have a contract with the city to engage us and at the conclusion of the audit, management presents a representation letter that says we provided you the books and records and told you about any contracts significant to the financial statements and made this available to us and have told us about any non-compliance with laws, rules and regulations, et cetera. with that, that is my report. as we said, we conducted a successful, clean audit. and any questions that you may have on our process, findings, et cetera? >> thank you very much, miss rose, appreciate it. this is not an action item, this is informational, is that right? >> yes. >> thank you very much. >> great work. >> item 16, discussion and vote as to whether to conduct a closed session. >> motion. >> second. >> all those in favor, signify by saying aye? >> aye. >> director lee has to leave with director heinicke and lee opposed, the board also discussed labor negotiation, but took no action and no discussion of anticipated litigation. directors it would be app
Dec 18, 2013 10:30am PST
to authorize the office of the treasurer and tax collector of the city and county of san francisco to collect the city's transient tax on a monthly rather quarterly basis beginning effective january 1, 2014 so this resolution for the tourism improvement district will change the management plan to allow the tax collector to also collect the assessments for the tourism improvement district on a monthly basis and additionally the file 131128 will amend the plan for the moscone expansion district and allow for monthly collections and the resolution for that district will authorize the office of workforce development to enter into a management agreement with the nonprofit management corporation, the san francisco improvement tourism management district to manage the moscone management district. there are amendments -- administrative amendments that i have introduced today for your consideration to these two resolutions and with that i would like to ask greg coto if we would like to speak on behalf of the office of the treasurer and tax collector. >> good morning supervisors. greg coto from the off
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
cities have seen >> first of all, mayor newsom when he made some announcements i was through and said okay. i'll do it and get it done. i was the led of his whole electric - we created the whole region for things that have to get regional so the electric vehicle nafblths my car is a chevy volt. i hardly ever get past the 40 miles so electric vehicles - >> they run on electricity. >> exactly. but we're building the infrastructure to welcome m that in we worked region alley to do so and that will be a my priority and the gofrnl came down to nouns another - he wanted to go from moon beam to sunbeam (laughter) >> and at the same time creating businesses small businesses that support that that whole infrastructure i want to explore my wind and certainly solar power is a huge conversation in san francisco. we are working hard to establish larger prints where we can compliment our green energy prostitution in the city and then we still are commented to reducing the energy use in the city. no now a building particularly no new office building is anything less than a gold lead. we're proud
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with your top stories. detroit faces tough decisions after the federal judge accepted it's bankruptcy filings. the city is $18 billion in debt which will include cuts to pensions. >>> the engineer in control of the train that derailed outside of new york city found himself nodding just before the accident. >>> and at the white house many called on president obama to help free alan gross. he has been held in a cuban prison for four years is facing a 15-year prison. >>> forensic scientists in fran say yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisons which contradict swiss findings that found high levels of polonium. >>> thailand's prime minister yingluck shinawatra has alreadied police to stott fighting with protesters. david shuster i is in for ali velshi. >> public pensions are on the chopping block. tonight a landmark ruling for detroit. a new legislation in illinois will have big i a implications r retirees and pensioners everywhere. >>> the seismic shift making pushy car dealers the thing of the
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
that's kids who walk with their dogs in the city parks. there is no program needed for this. it basically hits kids from every ethic level. i want to say the dog community has innovate been involved in the consensus they talk about like for example, i had to do a google search to find out. so i encourage everyone to work together and i'm happy to talk about that. it's important for kids to walk and a play outside to connect with nature and walking and playing with a dog is a good way. if it's too strike your denying the access to the kids that are now getting it. use this outdoors bill of rights to protect children who walk their dogs. urge you to not deny what constitutes outdoor play and for kids this is for walking and playing with the family dog >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> thank you. i'm here to help our children grew up and athletic and at the same time their ingesting chemicals that will show up later in their lives >> according to the cdc one in every three children now are ingesting chemicals. what we know about the chemicals the answer i
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
night readers project read book club that promotes the joy of reading to new readers. the city and county of san francisco has been pleased to recognize and honor the staff before, but i think on its 30th anniversary, i think it's really fitting that later we'll have a resolution in honor of project read that we'll vote upon. but i think in today's board meeting commending them is appropriate as we celebrate the 30 years. so, before we close we'll be declaring hopefully with a unanimous vote december 10th, 2013 as project read day in san francisco. i wanted to thank marisa [speaker not understood] for writing the great article the day after thanksgiving that gave a human side [speaker not understood] who the amazing tutors are and who makeup the program as well. so, tonight 30th anniversary celebration, 5:30 to 7:30 in the public library, the top floor, skylight room, project read will have tutors and learner hosts and learner hosts, special guest speakers, food and beverages and a "share your project read memories video booth." so, with that i wanted to invite randy weaver, th
Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
was because there were some last minute text to say we strongly urge the city to include resident concerns and community process in their final disposition plans. that's part one. part two is getting back to kind of the commentary that i just had that yes, i do think that we need -- we here, the commission, obviously here as the community is concerned, we have written commentary that was heard today and verbal commentary today and what we need to do is formalize again that collaboration with the city so we can create a public process around final disposition. i think people saw on their november 25 date, that date is sort of a soft dead /hraoeub. deadline. it says we know in the future what needs to happen. they're transferring to the city for government purpose, or we need to sell it. we've got between 12 to 14 months with first sort of soft date in there all the way out to 2025, i think was the final date i saw on some of these documents to say we are going to dispose of this property and the city then has it and are going to do something with it. so we have all that time to have a publi
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
at hyperion, what was once raw sewage is clean enough to release into santa monica bay. other cities and towns release treated wastewater, or effluent, into local rivers, lakes, and streams. as it flows downstream, additional cities may capture it for drinking water, consume it, and treat the water again. in other words, the water coming out of a wastewater treatment plant often enters the watershed, flows into intakes of drinking water treatment plants, and eventually finds its way right back to our faucets. it takes huge investments to ensure that wastewater and drinking water treatment plants function properly to maintain a safe water supply. we made the initial investments in the plants and the pipes. but once we accomplished that, there was this great recognition that we had a series of issues associated with wet weather conditions. storm events where, all of a sudden, you're dealing with a lot of water. narrator: large amounts of rainwater can cause flooding. engineers developed two approaches to stormwater infrastructure to transport water away from the urban environment. one approach w
Dec 4, 2013 4:30am PST
systems are actually paying for it. narrator: cities and municipalities across the united states are now facing this funding gap, between projected revenue and projected expenses, as they strive to maintain water quality and meet demand. new york is the most densely populated city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
please. jane morrison. >> item one isordinance amending the police code to update the list of city job classifications responsible for enforcement of litter laws and having the power to issue citations for that purpose.. >> this has been introduced by supervisor cohen and we have a presentation. >> good morning supervisors, doug from the department of public works and if there are any questions, i am joined by sandra from the dpw operation's division and before you is an ordinance which is really a clean up ordinance on adding and subtracting certain city classifications who can issue the citations under the police code. for violation of various litter and ref fuse laws. we bring it before you today because we are on the verge of launching a new education out reach and then enforcement program that is funded through the garbage rates. and that program is going to be led, with the class 2917 rkts and so there will be a total of 8 people. >> and on this team there are going to be out in the neighbors they are going to be doing primarily out reach and trying to reduce the amount of illega
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
3rd at the 1:00 p.m. in city hall. b announcement of electronic devices please understand that all electronic devises are prohibited and the chair may order you to leave if you >> those electronic dies. >> c announcement of time for public comment. the public has you think to 3 minutes unless the christmas dauptsz a short period of time on any item. it is strongly recommended that any members of the public fill out a card and submit the completed card to the secretary. and the next one is from closed session. the next business we have no items. the next business item it is 5 the consent calendar approval the minutes november 13, 2013, >> madam chair. >> all the commissioners should have received minutes in their packet. any public comment >> i have no speaker cards are there any comments on the minutes if not may i have a motion. >> i move we approval the minutes for october 15th. any second >> thank you madam secretary please call the really. >> (calling names) madam chair the vote is four i's. the next sort of business is rem the approval to the oversight board of the long
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